Blooming in Bollywood

Blooming in Bollywood

 

Actor Kriti Kharbanda has had more than two releases in  Bollywood but she feels that her latest release, 'Shaadi Mein  Zaroor Aana' has brought out the best in her.  
It is the hard-hitting script, gripping narrative and her unique role that made her  accept the project.  The opportunity to work with Rajkummar  Rao also added to the excitement of it all. In an interview with  Nina C George, Kriti talks about her role and her future plans.

 

How do you feel after the release of 'Shaadi Mein Zaroor  Aana'?

I have always wanted to work on a project, where I am not just  cast for a pretty face. I have found what I was looking for in this  project. I am proud of my work and I believe that I have pushed  my limits as an actor and done well.

Describe your character.

I play the character of Aarti Shukla. I portray Aarti when she  was 21 and later at 26. The two characters are dramatically  different. There were intense scenes,  and I felt one with the character.

Was it difficult to let go off Aarti?

It is hard for me to get over my character. I didn't have to  use glycerine because I could feel every single emotion that my character went through.

How was it working with Rajkummar Rao?

I knew that I had to challenge myself and work really hard to  match the skills of Rajkummar Rao. He is a brilliant actor and  has immense respect and regard for his co-stars.

Have you ever felt the pressure to prove yourself?

Yes, I feel the pressure all the time. There are times when some  situations and events have taken a toll on me. But I have a great  support system in my parents and that has helped me tide over  tough times.

How is it to work with Dharmendra in 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se'?

It is an  honour to work with him. He calls me Kharbanda and I find that  really cute (laughs).

An actor you want to work with…

I may sound selfish when I say this but I want to work with Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan because I  find them extremely talented and versatile.

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